New year, new list of comic books I bought this week. Now that the holidays are over with it’s time to get back at it here on Zebu Nation. Look for new podcasts, features and a year in review special coming very soon.
-S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Pacheco, Carlos
* High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s just another day in the field!
* Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
* Writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.
-Star Trek Planet of the Apes #1 of 5 (IDW)
Writer: Tipton, Scott
Artist: Stott, Rachael
Cover Artist: Stott, Rachael
It’s the crossover nobody ever expected! STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind’s future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!!
-Ant-Man #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Spencer, Nick
Artist: Rosanas, Ramon
Cover Artist: Brooks, Mark
* Scott Lang has never exactly been the world’s best super hero. Heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best ANT-MAN — and the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s saying something.
* But when the SUPERIOR IRON MAN calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott’s going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he’s always dreamed of being.
* Sure he’s been to prison! Sure he’s been through a messy divorce! Sure he’s been, um… dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing ANT-MAN!
-Wolverines #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Bradshaw, Nick
Cover Artist: Bradshaw, Nick
From the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE, THE LOGAN LEGACY and the WEAPON X PROGRAM!
Wolverine may be dead…but what will happen to his mortal remains, encased in something as rare and powerful as Adamantium? The battle for control of this valuable artifact has begun! But why does it matter so much… and why is a war brewing in Logan’s name? Death is on the books for a dozen heroes and villains, and Mystique is playing chess with them all, including X-23, Sabretooth, Daken, Lady Deathstrike and more! Murder, mutilation, betrayal and trauma…none will be spared!
Terrible Lizard #2 of 5 (Oni Press)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Moss, Drew
Cover Artist: Moss, Drew
‘Temporal displacement’ never meant much to Jess. It was just something that her father, the renowned scientist, was tinkering with. That, of course, was before she met Wrex, a massive time-displaced T-Rex with the disposition of a puppy. Now Jess and her new friend are up to their ears in rampaging mutants! To make matters worse, Wrex might be at the center of an anomaly that could mean worldwide chaos and destruction!
Angela Asgards Assassin #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Jimenez, Phil
Cover Artist: Hans, Stephanie
* What on Earth has made runaway Angela return to grimy old Earth?
* Is it fighting? It’s probably fighting. It’s usually fighting. You know what she’s like.
* (Spoilers: It’s not fighting. More spoilers: it does involve fighting, but she honestly wasn’t planning it, no, really, honest.)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (Marvel)
Writer: North, Ryan
Artist: Henderson, Erica
Cover Artist: Henderson, Erica
* Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There’s one hero that’s beaten them all-and now she’s got her own ongoing series! (Not that she’s bragging.)
* That’s right, you asked for it, you got it, it’s SQUIRREL GIRL! (She’s also starting college this semester.)
* It’s the start of a brand-new series of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!